Ariston launches new energy saving products


HCMC - Ariston Thermo Vietnam Company Ltd on Friday started marketing its new energy saving heating products on the market where the Italian brand considers as the most important country in Asia. Michele Morichi, country manager of Ariston Thermo Vietnam, told the Daily at the launching event held at the hotel Sheraton Saigon in downtown HCMC that the new SS Series products and Heat Pump water heater would be a chance for the company to affirm its leadership in the sector in Vietnam. Some visitors have a look at a heating product displayed at the launching event held at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel in downtown HCMC on Friday - Photo: Dinh Dung … [Read more...]

Energy labeling for energy saving products


(VEN) - As energy prices are greatly fluctuate and consumer demand for energy efficiency products increases, energy labeling is considered as passport to lead the way for energy saving products to domestic consumers. Electric fan is one of home appliances tagged with energy efficiency label Walking around several markets in Hanoi, we can see the increasing consumer trend of choosing to buy power saving appliances. However, apart from the ads and producer notes written on leaflets, consumers have no idea of how a power saving product looks like. In this case, the energy label is a sign to help consumers identify energy efficiency and high performance products. In addition, the label can become a technical barrier to separate high from low energy efficiency appliances, while urging manufacturers to market more high energy efficiency products. Previously, there were two lines of products labeled as energy efficiency including compact fluorescent light bulbs and electric fans. According … [Read more...]

Ariston proud to be a successful Italian brand in Vietnam


(VEN) - To mark the Year of Italy in Vietnam and the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and Vietnam, Vietnam Economic News' Phuong Linh spoke with Stefano Cartoni, General Director of Ariston Thermo Vietnam, the most successful Italian company in the water heater sector in Vietnam. The global economic crisis has been sparking a series of difficulties to enterprises. However, it is said that 2012 is the most successful year of Ariston Thermo. Could you please elaborate more about its success by figures? Ariston Thermo accomplished 2012 as a year of very positive result. The Group increase its revenues outpacing market trend, while improving profitability and return on invested capital. All 2012 goals were met and even exceeded. International expansion continued to be a strategic driver for business growth, supported by a continuous improvement of the Group's professional and managerial team. The group has achieved annual revenues of 1,324 million euro, up 5.9 … [Read more...]

Ariston boils up new water heater factory


Ariston Thermo Group last week kicked-off construction of what will become Asia's second largest water heater factory. Mainly intended to supply for Vietnam and Southeast Asian markets, the plant employs an Italian-designed water heater production line and on-site waste water treatment system. The construction of new plant in Bac Ninh will lay a solid foundation for the company to achieve its vision and mission in Vietnam market, according to Ariston Thermo commercial director Stefano Cartoni. … [Read more...]

“Beautiful Life” Program Launched

(VEN) - On August 8, 2011 in Hanoi, the Energy Conservation and Efficiency Office in conjunction with the Ariston Thermo Vietnam Company and the Hanoi Radio and Television organized a press conference launching the television program on using electricity safely and effectively entitled "Beautiful Life". The program has practical meaning to people and businesses, improving their awareness of using electricity safely and effectively. The program will be divided into 52 parts per year. The first part will be broadcasted at 21h58' on Monday on Channel H1 and at 19h40' on Friday on Channel H2. Nguyen Dinh Hiep, the director of the Science and Technology Department cum director of the Energy Conservation and Efficiency Office under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said that energy conservation programs will focus on encouraging the community apply energy conservation methods. Accordingly, the "Beautiful Life" program will focus on supplying knowledge of using electricity safely and … [Read more...]

Ariston Keeps Stronger Foothold in Vietnamese Market

Mr Paolo Merloni - CEO of Ariston has recently paid a working visit to Vietnam. On the occasion, Vietnam Business Forum reporter had an interview with him around Ariston's business activities in Vietnam. What is the purpose of your visit to Vietnam?

There are different purposes for my visit here after 5 years, some of them related to our Company strategy and organisation in this special economic situation, some others related to my professional interest in this Country's development of lifestyle and evolution of business models. I also developed a big curiosity to explore again a market where Ariston is becoming more and more an icon of well-being, where the sales of our products are so closely related to the desire of modernity and comfort by the whole Vietnamese society. In the last 5 years Ariston made huge steps ahead in Vietnam market, not only by reconfirming a very solid leadership in Water Heating, but more importantly Ariston established a trustful relation with Vietnamese consumers, thanks to our social campaigns for Safety and Energy Saving, and provided tangible benefits to Ariston products users. What is the position of the Vietnam market in Ariston's strategies for Asia? Vietnam represents, together with China … [Read more...]

Where to go on Halloween in Saigon, Hanoi


VietNamNet Bridge - A number of parks, hotels, restaurants and bars in Hanoi and HCM City have prepared exciting programs to treat guests this Friday and Saturday on the occasion of Halloween. Halloween is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows' Eve revolves around the theme of using "humor and ridicule to confront the power of death." Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted house attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. Over the past decade, Halloween has been … [Read more...]

Where to go on Halloween in Saigon


A number of hotels, restaurants and bars in HCMC have prepared exciting programs to treat guests this Friday and Saturday on the occasion of Halloween.Trick or Treat Night at Hotel Equatorial HCMC The Trick or Treat Night promises various fun activities for adults and children, including a buffet dinner featuring pumpkin dishes and seafood. Kids with impressive Halloween costumes will have a chance to win vouchers for Galaxy gifts and an "Eat All You Can" dim sum feast for two people. Early bird bookings will enjoy a discount of 10% until Wednesday. Haunted Halloween Night at Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon The hotel's Atrium Café will put on an international buffet consisting of frightful foods and devilish drinks in an atmosphere of haunted Halloween from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Face paintings will be available for partygoers. The restaurant will be shrouded in black and white, darkly-lit candles and ghoulishly decorated with scattered bones, skeletons of creepy crawlies of giant … [Read more...]

Thousands rush to Oktoberfest in Saigon

Kieu Giang Thousands of expatriates and Vietnamese joined the opening day of a week-long Oktoberfest celebration at the five-star Windsor Plaza Saigon Hotel in HCMC's District 5. The organizers - the German Business Association, Windsor Plaza Saigon, and the consulate general of Germany in HCMC - expect more than 15,000 beer and music lovers will take part in the 22nd beer fest here in the city last Friday and Saturday and from tomorrow till Saturday this week. Locals and expats can enjoy the exciting atmosphere of Oktoberfest at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers and Gartenstadt Restaurant in District 1 in October. An extravagant Oktoberfest will take place at the JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel on October 23-24 and is expected to lure 2,500 participants. - News: Kieu Giang … [Read more...]

The Week of September 1 – 7


HANOIPERFORMANCEHanoi Rock City27/52 To Ngoc Van street, Tay Ho district Sonic Moon Festival 2014 8 pm, September 5 Come to enjoy a rave dance night full of the grooves, the lighting and trippy visuals. Ticket: VND100,000 Old House 87 Ma May street, Hoan Kiem district Ca Tru Thang Long Club Every Tue, Thu and Sat, 8 - 9 pm The show is put on by a trio including 83-year-old singer Nguyen Thi Chuc, dan day (long-necked lute-like instrument with three silk strings and 10 frets) player Nguyen Phu De, 88, and their student, singer Pham Thi Hue. Ticket: VND100,000 … [Read more...]

Hotels and resorts prepare for National Day

The Saigon Times Daily Hotel Equatorial HCMC Chit Chat Restaurant on ground floor offers a dinner buffet featuring a wide selection of lobster, oyster, and crabs at the price of VND840,000++ per person (including free flow of red and white wines, beer, soft drink, cocktail, tea, coffee). The Chinese restaurant Orientica on level 2 has an "Eat All You Can Dim Sum" served with fine tea at VND338,000++ per person for lunch. For dinner, guests can also choose anything from the restaurant's selected menu "All You Can Eat" featuring seafood, sushi, and sashimi at the price of VND450,000++ per person. … [Read more...]

The Week of August 4 – 10


HANOIPERFORMANCEHanoi Opera House1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district A Night of Concert and Ballet "Midsummer Night's Dream" August 6, 8 pm Under the baton of Meritorious Artist Nguyen Thieu Hoa, the artists will play pieces by F. Mendelsshohn, Tchaikovsky and Rossini Figaro. Ticket prices: VND200,000 - VND350,000 - VND 500,000 Old House 87 Ma May street, Hoan Kiem district Ca Tru Thang Long Club Every Tue, Thu and Sat, 8 - 9 pm The show is put on by a trio including 83-year-old singer Nguyen Thi Chuc, dan day (long-necked lute-like instrument with three silk strings and 10 frets) player Nguyen Phu De, 88, and their student, singer Pham Thi Hue. Ticket: VND210,000 … [Read more...]

Local hotels and bakeries gear up for Mid-Autumn Festival

The Saigon Times Daily Guests can choose from a selection of ten sumptuous moon cake flavors. Eight types of elegant boxes made of premium material with modern design that can be customized with customers' company logo. New World Hotel Saigon From July 28 to September 8, New World Saigon offers six distinctive Baked Skin Moon Cakes with flavors of green bean, white lotus, pandan lotus, black sesame, coconut, and mixed filling baked skin. For a unique taste sensation, guests should try snow skin moon cakes in Pandan Lotus flavor. People can select a traditional red box or a limited edition green box in celebration of the hotel's 20th anniversary. … [Read more...]

Sheraton Saigon has new DOSM

The Saigon Times Daily The holder of Master's decree in economy and management of tourism has 15 years of experience in sales and revenue management, especially in the hospitality and tourism industry. Prior to the Sheraton Saigon, Rumazza spent nearly four years working at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center Roma. During his tenure, he successfully led the hotel through a US$25-million renovation and relaunched the facelift hotel to the market. Rumazza chose the award-winning Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers as his first destination in Asia. With his wealth of expertise and background in sales and marketing, he strongly believes that he will help maintain the hotel as a leading hotel in town for MICE, corporate travelers and provide customers with various dining options at eight restaurants and bars at the hotel. … [Read more...]

Hotels prepare for American Independence Day in town

The Saigon Times Daily Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon: Some special American dishes accompanied with a free flow of wines, beer, cocktails, fruit juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea are available for lunch and dinner on July 4. Guests to the lunch and dinner buffet will be charged VND880,000++ per person and VND 940,000++ per person, respectively. Children from 4 to 12 years old enjoy half price. Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon: The hotel will offer "Steak of America" buffet from now until July 14. Guests are charged from VND1.1 million (no beverage) to VND1.5 million per person (inclusive of beer, wine and soda). … [Read more...]

Sheraton Saigon marks 15 years of best guest loyalty program

The Saigon Times Daily Guests and Starwood associates will be enjoying SPG celebration party at more than 1,200 properties worldwide during the SPG Awareness Week in June and July. At the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, guests are invited to join a light cocktail reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the week of June 30 to July 4 at the hotel lobby. They can meet up with other people, make friends and enjoy SPG moments with some special discounts on hotel services during that week. Those who are interested in the hotel's program but not a member yet can sign up themselves at the hotel's SPG desk during that time or register at … [Read more...]

The Week of April 14-20

The 'Musbaba' concert in Hanoi

HANOI PERFORMANCE L'Espace 24 Trang Tien street, 8pm on April 15 Music night entitled 'Musbaba' gathers Malian and Vietnamese artists with their traditional instruments for a one of a kind performance. Ticket: VND120,000 and VND60,000 for members of L'Espace and students … [Read more...]